If you want learn the guitar and are a complete beginner, an acoustic guitar is a good place the start. They are relatively cheap compared to electric guitars considering that an amplifier is not required. An acoustic guitar is great for learning chords and a perfect accompaniment for the human voice. Grab an acoustic, look up your favourite songs in tab form, and you could be banging it out by the end of the week!
If you are puzzled by the different types of acoustic guitars and how they differ, don't fret, below we have included information to help you select the acoustic guitar that suits your needs and produces the sound you desire.
Often the first choice for beginner guitarists, as the nylon strings on classical guitar are easier on the fingers than the steel alternative. The classical guitar (spanish) also has a wider distance between each string, again making it easier for the beginner to place his or her fingers on the correct string. Classical guitars also come in 3/4 size options making them suitable for younger players.
The most common acoustic guitar played today, in fact probably the most played instrument in the world. Steel string guitars, often referred to as "folk guitars", get their name from the steel strings they are fitted with. The large wooden body and steel strings together make a louder and brighter sound than classical guitars, producing a sound that fits amazingly well with the human voice. Born from country and folk music, steel string guitars now feature heavily in all forms of modern music from rock, pop to hip hop.